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The accuracy of information entered into the smart pump (patient identity, selection of medication, patient weight, etc.) is dependent on correct data entry (2, 3, 5). Successful implementation goes beyond selecting the right devices and right technology.
These data entry errors can be exacerbated if medication concentrations have not been standardized within an organization (1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 11). It requires a commitment to a comprehensive medication safety program and often may require a cultural change to reflect that commitment.
This technology is not new, but for several years, infusion pumps have been manufactured with software that can alert users to potential errors.If you've been redirected to this page, then it means our online services are currently undergoing maintenance. To help customers plan for any scheduled service interruptions, we publish the dates and details one month in advance.